Posts Tagged ‘Ron Giplaye’

We saw this by way of Friarblog. ESPNU has come out with their high schoolmidterm grades which means they have updated their recruiting page and have elevated both Gerard Coleman and Joe Young.  Gerard Coleman moved up to 54th spot on the list and improved his overall player rating to 95!  Joe Young, who has been taking off down in Houston moved into the ESPN Top 100 at the 99th spot and improved his overall player rating to 94!  Even Ron Giplaye‘s overall rating improved to 88.

We have to tip our hat to Coach Keno Davis and the rest of the coaching staff for this incoming class.  Keno, in the sort time he has been here, has really elevated the caliber of player coming to Providence.  We are seeing some of the fruits of solid recruiting in Vincent Council this year, but clearly that is just the start.  It is great that we have two ESPN Top 100 players on our team, it adds legitimacy, and is not lost on future, prospective recruits.  However, what is really great is how early Providence was able to find them and lock them up.  This applies more for Joe Young, in that he was not very well known at the time Providence went after him.  We must admit that we were really hoping that Providence would snag Oregon State bound Devon Collier, but we could not be happier with how things turned out.

Coleman and Giplaye have also improved since they inked with PC.  We know PC isn’t going to be able to compete with the Kansas’ and UNC’s of the country, but getting players who are great quality, Top 100 Players, that continue to improve before they get on campus is big.  We think there a good things to come.

Great news for Providence, and the future looks just a little bit brighter.

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Welcome: Ron Giplaye

Posted: November 11, 2009 in Player Updates, Recruiting
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Twitter_Logo_normalRon Giplaye is a 6’7″ Foward from Lowell, MA.  he comes to the Friars by way of Notre Dame 695608Prep (one time home of Greedy Peterson and Michael Beasley), which finished last season ranked 5th in the nation.  Giplaye is regarded as the seventh best player in New England.  Ryan Hurd, Norte Dame Prep Coach, had this to say about Giplaye:

“I had Jeff Adrien and Ron’s that type of player.  He makes people’s lives miserable.  He’s strong; he’s like a man playing with boys.  Guys back down from him.”

Giplaye, like Gerard Coleman is a product of the BABC AAU program.  A coach within the program had this to say:

“He has such a knack for scoring in the low post, his rebounding numbers are uncanny, and he’s a big guy who retrieves his own misses.”

ESPN had this to say:

An absolute beast physically, Giplaye has tremendous upper bodu strength and good athleticism.  He’s fearless on the interior, thrives on contact, runs well, dunks with both hands, and is a tremendous rebounder…

imagesRon Giplaye looks like a great score for PC.  In the past PC has lacked big men that “thrive on contact.”  He may be a bit undersized but his strength and toughness seem like they will make up for that.  It’s also great when you can keep good players close to home.  We are really happy at the thought of Ron Giplaye suiting up for the Friars.  We would like to welcome Ron Giplaye to Providence.  We wish him a successful and healthy senior season and look forward to seeing him out on the court next year.

The November signing period began today and will continue until November 18th.  PC is lookingTwitter_Logo_normal to recieve lettersofintent from the three verbal commits that have right now: ESPN Top 100 Player, Gerard Coleman, Joseph Young, and Ron Giplaye.  When each one signs we will let you know, and we will give a write up about each guy.

On that note, Friarblog.com posted a link to a Top 25 Recruiting classes for this upcoming year as listed by MaxPreps.com.  Providence was ranked 23.  This is what they had to say:

23. Providence
Top 100:
No. 69 Joseph Young (6-2, 175, G), No. 87 Gerard Coleman (6-4, 175, G)
Supporting Cast: Ron Giplaye (6-5, 200, F)

Analysis: Young drew some big crowds (comprised of college coaches) during Las Vegas’ AAU extravaganza with his scoring exploits.

Besides Syracuse, who is listed at #3 on the list, Providence is the only other BIG EAST team to appear on the list.

imagesThis is great news.  It has been a long time since PC was on a list like this, so we have to give a lot of credit to Coach Keno Davis and his staff for making an instant impact recruiting world, and bring such high quality players to PC.  Each recruiting victory helps with future recruits.  In the competitive BIG EAST a class like this, paired with this year’s freshman class will really help PC move up the ranks in the upcoming years. It would have been great to score Devon Collier, but e are really excited to get these guys on board and welcome them to the Friar Family.

UPDATE: Coach Keno Davis posted on his twitter:

It’s a great, great, great day to be a Friar!

Coach Keno Davis and the Friars received a letter of intent from each of his three verbal commits.

“We are looking forward to having Gerard, Ron and Joe join our squad next season.  All three of these student-athletes come from highly successful high school and AAU programs. They should help us continue our quest to make our program one of the elite in the BIG EAST.”

We will give our own welcome to and take on the new Friars.  But for now we’d just like to say welcome to the family.  GO PC!